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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
07:00 - 23:00
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for lunch after a morning of fishing and walking around town. I had done some research and thought this would be a good stop. It was. My son, my Father, and myself all enjoyed it. My son got a kick with the drinks on the head. Food and service all fantastic!

Thank grapejuiceguy
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my 4th visit to Carboncitos and every time has been an amazing experience and service. The staff is professional and funny. The food has been very good. Best cocktails and hamburgers in Playa del Carmen. Well priced. Thank you to the staff for an extraordinary experience!! :)

Thank Jaunter2012
Windsor, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice spot in town for dinner. Delicious food, very entertaining staff and a mariachi band. Will return for sure.

Thank Susan B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I come to playa every year and this place is hard not to come to every night for dinner. An absolute favorite in playa and highly recommended!

1 Thank Luke P
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We do not want things to be hard for you so please come every night! ;-) Thank you so much for this review. We welcome everyone every night! We are very honored to hear what you had to say in your review and we appreciate the time out of your busy day to write it. There are many options for... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for dinner tonight looking for good tacos. Carboncitos was recommended so we decided to try it. Glad we went. We arrived right at the end of their 2 for 1 margaritas deal. My favourite to date. Perfectly tart, not too sweet, icy cold, delicious. We were looking for tacos and they were excellent as well. Will be going back... More 

Thank Carole J
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! It would be horrendous if we could not get Margaritas and tacos right here in Mexico. I love the way you described our Margaritas. Good thing you got there on time for happy hour! We truly appreciate the time you took to write this and for mentioning Abraham. It is important for... More 

Utica, Minnesota
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had dinner at Carboncitos 2 times on our recent visit to Playa, and had a wonderful experience both time. Had Valentines dinner and was very busy, so we had to sit inside but was still a great experience. Did not have breakfast here this time, but have in the past and it was wonderful!! Definitely worth stopping and checking it... More 

Thank UticaBrewCrew
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love multiple visits on the same vacation! That says so much when there is so much competition here in Playa del Carmen where to eat. You spending Valentine's Day with us speaks so much too. We are glad that you had a great time and that you took the time to write this review about it. Thank you so... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried Carboncitos based upon other TripAdvisor reviews and were pleased to find that it exceeded even the best reviews. During our two week vacation we ate here five times!!! The service is exceptional and the food was the best we found in town. We highly recommend the sangria and the margaritas for your cocktails. Steve's Pasta was our favorite... More 

Thank Cathy M
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

This is the best review we can get! Thank you for mentioning we exceeded the best reviews and that you came back 5 times! You must come and stay with us next time to cut down on travel time. Recommendations are always the best and we thank you for those too. Those help your Trip Advisor peers learn more about... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day of excursions and before taking the ferry back to my resort on Cozumel I wanted to find a place to eat that could offer a more authentic Mexican cuisine than the resort. I came across Carboncitos and took a seat on the patio that offered a nice view of the water. The service was great from... More 

Thank Giny R
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Wow! what a great review for us! Thank you so much! We are glad we could save you from the resort food and that you were able to relax after a day or tours and to fuel up before heading back to the island. Thank you for giving kudos to Jorge, one of our extensive family. Thank you so much... More 

Natal, RN
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife for dinner for Valentines, I was fortunate to make reservations for two and happy I did because the restaurant was full. Are meal was fantastic, the employees were terrific, I was also fortunate to meet the owners before my wife and I left. I had a gentleman Jorge Huchim that made a very special Shrimp dinner... More 

Thank alstoecker
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

This is the review that we strive for! It was great meeting you and we are so happy that you had such a great Valentine's dinner with us. We truly appreciate the time you take to write this. You two both made excellent selections from our menu and we appreciate that you shared those with your TripAdvisor peers. There are... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All four of us had an excellent breakfast and fast and courteous service. While there, we noted the innovative design of the bathrooms. This provoked us to look at the rooms in the associated Hotel Cielo. Found them quaint and charming with a surprisingly good view of the ocean from the rooftop. Should we decide to stay in Playa, this... More 

Thank Jorma H
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing your family to eat with us and fro the time in writing this review! We are so glad that the bathrooms called your attention to the hotel and we look forward to having you with us. There are so many options in Playa del Carmen, thank you for choosing us! We invite you to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mexican, Fast food, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 1382
****** We Do Not Accept Credit Cards ******Carboncitos serves authentic Mexican, Mayan, Charcoal Grilled Steaks & Seafood at an attractive price. Be it breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner; it's the consistently delicious meals served that keeps guests returning again and again.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?